Bainbridge High is a great school - if you fit their mold. If you do not, they do not have much to offer. Kids are academically stressed, not all the teachers are great, and their overall perception of themselves is greater than it really is. Having grown up on the island is not always a plus as kids tend to peg you which may not work in your favor. Not a bad school for some, just not the best as most people think.
I came to the small community this school was based in last year. I found it difficult to fit in with students at the school. Basically, if you hadn't gone there since middle school, you might as well not be there now. The extracurricular activities are impressive. The education is fairly well, but could be improved. The discipline however, was horrendous. The school has constantly been trashed, in and out of school hours, and the students rarely get harshly punished. I find that this school may be really great if you have lived in Bainbridge Island, but if you are new, I would recommend you look at some private school in Kitsap.
i go to this school and i love BHS so much. It is and amazing school. i feel so welcomed here and a lot of the other students do to. they have a very good spechal education programe. i have dislexcia and the spechal ed. programe has helped me so much. over all this shool is amazing.
Bainbridge has something for everyone! Great teachers that care about the students and it shows in overall scores.
Great academic programs with in particular good sport extracurricular activities available. Very high parent involvement! On negative side the kids tend to be under a lot of stress to perform.
I currently attend this school and think it's pretty good. We have high test scores, and the kids are pleasurable.
All students should have open access to Honors and AP classes, but that is not yet available here. The quality of the Regular, Honors and AP courses here is top notch and student-centered. Parents contribute well, students appear happy and the school works as a whole. The school shoulders all of the extra-curricular responsibility for students because the island itself offers little for them to do.
Hated it here. The hype about it is way more than deserved. Enroll your child here with caution.
This school is not bad academically, although others may claim it to be more prestigious than it is. They have sports teams, however many practices begin in summe and this proves a challenge to many families. Overall this school isn't bad and colleges review it quite well. I find it to be a good influence on my child.
Great resources. Great pressure to succeed. Wonderful parent involvement. Stong science and math department.
Parents are very involved in their students' education at Bainbridge High School. The teachers are great, and work hard to keep students focused throughout the ridiculously long 100 minute periods.
VERY strong parental involvement! However, at times this can be smothering and the school worries more about appearances than performance.
On paper BHS sounds great. In reality it was quite miserable while I was there. It has something of an elitist-like culture--an environment that is geared toward certain ways of thought while completely stifling others. Everyone here is so high off themselves that real education and real thought are almost altogether absent. Most teachers are of a similiar character. I recall my english classes consisted more of arts and crafts than literature or writing. The school itself supports certain cliques and types of individuals, while leaving others in the dust--neglecting them completely. The school may be safe, and it may get good wasl scores. But it is truly an unpleasant and restrictive place, if you are even somewhat independent. Opportunities to challenge yourself are actually quite scarce, and the remedial, politically-charged work that is constantly doled out is immensely tiring. Enroll your child here with caution.
Bainbridge High School is one of the best high schools in Washington state. The students strive to perfection here and have a wonderful sense of self.
This is a great school. My student has excelled completly at Bainbridge High. This education will make him a better student in the future and fully prepares him for college.
The emphasis at this school seems to be on getting your student into an Ivy League achool. The pressure is great to excell. My daughter often (2-3 times a week) pulled all nighters. High suicide rate for a school this size. We elected to do the running start program starting last year. Best decision we ever made. My daughter still got into the college of 1st choice with scholarships.
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